MDS-PAS 1st Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders

Ottawa, ON, Canada - September 7-8, 2018

MDS-PAS 1st Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders

Ottawa, ON, Canada – September 7-8, 2018

The MDS-PAS 1st Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders takes place in Ottawa, ON, Canada. Course Directors

Tiago A. Mestre, University of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON Canada
Suneil Kalia, University of Toronto - Toronto, ON Canada

Local Co-Director:
Adam Sachs, University of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON Canada

Course Description

The MDS-PAS 1st Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders will provide a unique opportunity for neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and other health allied personnel to receive an overview on current neuromodulation techniques with a particular emphasis on hands-on teaching with live patients and real time programming sessions. Topics will focus on all aspects of this surgical modality for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and tremor.

The course program will be divided in the morning and afternoon, with introductory lectures on Neuromodulation. During these lectures, interaction between faculty and attendees will be encouraged with dedicated time for Q&A. The afternoon will be an opportunity for the attendees to get to know the different steps that lead to a successful neuromodulation beginning with selection of surgical candidates, establishing surgical strategies for lead implantation, including imaging and neurophysiology recordings.

Finally, attendees will experience how to program and follow patients with DBS, and engage in a constructive discussion with international experts. Following a format of evening case discussion, attendees will present their own case-study videos to small groups for discussion and critique.

Recommended Audience

Movement disorder specialists, neurologists with interest in movement disorders, functional neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and other health-allied personnel, and trainees who have interest in deep brain stimulation surgery and want to strengthen their knowledge in this field. Regions: North America and South America.

Learning Objectives
  • Provide an elementary overview of neurostimulation for movement disorders, including putative mechanisms of action, surgical techniques and intraoperative microrecording;
  • Identify the criteria for selection, and ultimately successful referral, of movement disorders patients for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS);
  • Recognize the expected outcomes after DBS in movement disorders patients and potential problems;
  • Discuss the core concepts of DBS programming in movement disorders patients and integration of DBS in the patient long-term management plan
Satisfactory Completion 

Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. NOTE: If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.  

Accreditation Statement - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


University of Ottawa Skills & Simulation Center
Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus

Loeb Research Building 1st Floor
725 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada

Visa Statement

MDS is able to provide participants with a Letter of Support and any course-related documentation needed to assist in obtaining a visa. Please note that MDS is unable to contact the Embassy on your behalf. It is the responsibility of each participant to make the necessary arrangements related to this process. However, if the official handling your application needs further clarification, please contact

Ottawa registration now closed.

Member: $350 USD
Non-Member: $450 USD
Junior/Waived Dues Member: $200 USD

Registration includes entrance to all sessions, course materials, catering and 1-year associate membership for eligible non-members.  To find out more about associate membership or eligibility, please visit the Associate Membership webpage.

Refund Policy: For cancellation 2 weeks in advance of a course the registration fee will be 100% refunded, minus a $25 administrative fee.  For cancellation within 2 weeks of a course, the registration fee is non-refundable.

The deadline to apply for a travel bursary has passed.

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